Predatory States: Operation Condor and Covert War in Latin America
This powerful work makes a compelling case that U.S. forces secretly condoned and assisted the implementation of Operation Condor, a covert Latin American military network created during the Cold War to facilitate the seizure and murder of political opponents across state borders. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, J. Patrice McSherry provides a hidden history of the Cold War through her analysis of the intelligence networks, security structures, coordinated operations, and international connections of Condor. Revealing new details of Condor operations and fresh evidence of links to the U.S. security establishment, this controversial work offers an original analysis of the use of secret, parallel armies in Western counterinsurgency strategies. It will be a clarion call to all readers to consider the long-term consequences of clandestine operations in the name of 'democracy.'
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What was Operation Condor?
Cold War Security Coordination The Global Context
Operation Condors Structures and Functioning The Parallel State in Operation
Condors Killing Machine Phase II Transnational Operations
Phase III Condors Assassination Capability
Commanders and Operatives of Condor
abducted agents ambassador anticommunist Argentine assassination August Berrios Bolivia Brazil Brazilian Buenos Aires Central America chief Chile Chilean CIA ofﬁcer civilian Colonel command Condor operations Condor system conﬁrmed contras Contreras coordination counterinsurgency countries coup covert operations Cuban death squads declassiﬁed Department dirty war disappeared document exiles ﬁgures ﬁles ﬁnanced ﬁrst forces former Gladio Guatemala guerrilla Honduran Horman human rights intelligence ofﬁcer internal interrogation interview June junta Kissinger Landau later Latin America leaders leftist Letelier linked Manuel Contreras memo Michael Townley Michelini military and intelligence Montevideo murder National Security Archive Nicaragua November obtained by author October ofﬁce ofﬁcers Operation Condor organizations Orletti Paraguay Paraguayan Archives parallel paramilitary Pinochet police political Prats prisoners repression role Santiago secret September speciﬁcally stay-behind subversive Tegucigalpa terror terrorist testimony tion told torture Townley U.S. Army U.S. Embassy U.S. government U.S. military U.S. ofﬁcials United Uruguay Uruguayan warfare Washington York